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Monday, May 31, 2010

BEA, BBC, and a new Baby (not mine!)

Tuesday afternoon I took the train to New York City to hook up with the largest gathering of book bloggers EVER.  I had a fabulous time a Book Expo America (BEA) and the first annual Book Bloggers Convention (BBC) but the very best part for me was meeting all the bloggers.  I've known many of them online for a long time and yet there were still an enormous number whose blogs were completely new to me.

After a great few days, I left New York on Saturday afternoon and made it home by 5pm.  At 7pm I was at the hospital with my sister, and at 8:17pm I got to see my third nephew come into the world.  Colton James was 7 pounds 2 ounces and 19 3/4 inches long.  It was an amazing experience to be actually IN the room as he was born.


I had a fabulous time in New York but coming home to this wonderful new addition to the family was amazing.  Of course it also meant that I haven't really had time to think about recapping my trip or sharing the crazy amount of stuff that followed me home.  I promise tell you all about it just as soon as I can!

16 comments:

Trisha said...

Yay for new baby! Colton is a great name by the way. Give him a big kiss from me.

Marg said...

That's a pretty good day all round!

Congrats to you and your family.

Laura said...

Wow! what a busy week you had! I'm so glad that I got to meet you on Thursday and I very much enjoyed talking to you about our love of Austen and Jane Eyre! I hope to meet up with you again, soon!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Sounds like you had a great time. And what icing on the cake to come home to a brand new baby nephew! Congrats to you and your sis!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Congratulations - he is a cutey!

Heather J. said...

Trisha - Thanks, I will! And it was fantastic meeting you this week!!!

Marg - Thanks, I'm really excited about everything. :)

Laura - It was great meeting you too! And I'm now listening to PERSUASION on audio, and keeping in mind your complaints ... ;)

Michelle - Thanks so much!

Sheila - I know, right?! Thanks!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Super cool!

I love how the baby is winking.

dolleygurl said...

New babies are always so exciting. I remember when my boyfriend's neice and nephew were born - so sweet. Congrats!

Jenny Girl said...

OMG! Congrats to you and your sister on the new bundle of joy!!!! What a cutie!

monica @ paperbridges.net said...

what a face! that's a SUPERnewborn

I can't believe how many blogs I've added to my reader since the conference. I'll be back!

Wendy said...

Awwww, so cute!!! Congratulations!

I was so glad to meet you at BEA/BBC last week - quite a whirlwind, wasn't it?

Serena said...

What a great way to cap off an incredible trip!

Megan said...

Congrats on the new nephew! =D

Anna said...

Congrats, Auntie! It was great seeing you again in NYC.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations, Aunt Heather! It was wonderful to meet you - I'm glad we had the chance to sit down and have dinner together.

Michelle said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful addition to come home to. :)

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